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Re: Uniform access to descriptions

From: Xiaoshu Wang <wangxiao@musc.edu>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 01:33:36 +0100
Message-ID: <4802A660.90102@musc.edu>
To: Michaeljohn Clement <mj@mjclement.com>
CC: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>, Phil Archer <parcher@icra.org>, "Williams, Stuart (HP Labs, Bristol)" <skw@hp.com>



Michaeljohn Clement wrote:
> Xiaoshu Wang wrote:
>   
>> Let's me ask you this.  Is this
>> http://dfdf.inesc-id.pt/tr/doc/web-arch/img/fig2 an IR?
>>
>> Yes or no?
>>     
>
> Yes.
>
>   
>> Now, I tell you, there are a few content-types behind that URI. 
>> text/html, image/jpg, text/plain, ...
>>     
>
> No problem, that is consistent with it being an IR.
>
>   
>> Tell me what kind of statement you want to make on
>> http://dfdf.inesc-id.pt/tr/doc/web-arch/img/fig2 *easily*?
>>     
>
> That it is identified by <http://dfdf.inesc-id.pt/tr/doc/web-arch/img/fig2>.
>
> That it is an IR.
>
> Other statements I may make about it (such as that it is a diagram) 
> will be aided by having these two as a given.
>
>   
>> Can you tell me what is the, let's say 10th byte, of
>> http://dfdf.inesc-id.pt/tr/doc/web-arch/img/fig2?
>>     
>
> It does not have a tenth byte.
>
>   
>> I want to tell you is this.  If you want to do what you said *easily*
>> describe a webpage, whatever it is.  The necessary condition is that URI
>> has one and only one mime-type and whatever is on your browser is a
>> byte-to-byte copy of that page.
>>     
>
> No, that is not a necessary condition.
>   
Then, what kind of claim you want to make on your web page?  I am 
completely at a loss here.  Tell me exactly what you said the capability 
that was easily doable before?  Just the statement of something is an 
IR? If so, what does it give you?

Xiaoshu
Received on Monday, 14 April 2008 00:34:27 GMT

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